Tuesday, March 26, 2019
US to start building 57 miles of 18 feet-high fences along Mexican border
Army engineers have received permission to start planning and building 57 miles of 5.5m (18feet) high fencing along the US border with Mexico.
The Pentagon's diverting $1 billion (£758 million) of funding to support the project, which acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan says is designed to block "drug-smuggling corridors".
The fencing's going to be erected in Yuma, Arizona and El Paso, Texas – and both areas have recently seen illegal border crossings increase. Many of those who attempt to cross are asylum-seeking families from Central America.
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